IFAA Level 1 Instructors Course Criteria

The criteria for the IFAA Level One Instructors certification as set by the IFAA Coaching and Development Committee is as follows:

  • To be a member of a national association affiliated to the “International Field Archery Association” (IFAA) for a minimum of two consecutive years.
  • Be an active member of an affiliated IFAA club for a minimum of two consecutive years, also hold and maintain an EFAA Classification.
  • Be over the age of 18.
  • Not to have had any disciplinary action taken against them by their affiliated IFAA
  • club, national associations or IFAA.

The course duration will be one full day of instruction (09:00 to 16:30) with a cost of £50 for new applicants.

If you hold a current EFAA Instructor certification then the cost will be £15 to advance your certification to IFAA Level One Instructor by taking a top up course which will take 4 ½ hours. Current EFAA Instructors will need to comply with the criteria for IFAA Level One Instructors even though they are only required to complete the top up course.

The IFAA course is an international recognised certification within all IFAA member countries.

The course will cover:

  • Safety
  • Archery rounds
  • Choosing a bow & equipment
  • Basic archery steps
  • IFAA styles & equipment checks

The courses could be held at individual clubs, to help keep the travelling costs down. Alec James or I would attend to complete the course at the club. The club must have a club hut or the use of indoor facilities so you can be under cover to go through the Instructors Manual.

Any member who meets the above criteria and wishes to enlist on a course, or any club willing to hold a course for its members should contact Daniel Rae, EFAA Coaching Officer for details by email at coaching@efaafieldarcher.com

IFAA Instructors

This is an update as there has been a few questions asked about instructor's courses. EFAA instructors please follow the link below that will take you to an update letter from the IFAA Director of Training and Coaching.


There will be no instructors’ courses running whilst we are in the pandemic and the government restrictions have been lifted allowing us to meet in groups.

All course information will be published on the EFAA website when we will have all the details of the dates and locations for both level 1 and 2 courses.

Many thanks

Dan Rae

EFAA Coaching officer

IFAA Instructors Courses

Any club’s interested in holding an Instructors course should contact coaching@efaafieldarcher.com

Daniel Rae

EFAA Coaching Officer